Open house for acupuncture

Acupuncture Healing Arts, a new non-profit organization in Chester County providing acupuncture and related therapies, will have an open house Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its new office, 704 West Nields Street, West Chester.

According to a press release, AHA’s “mission is to provide accessible and affordable acupuncture and related therapies to improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of individuals in our communities. The organization believes that everyone should have access to the healing power of acupuncture and just last month, received its 501(c)(3) approval from the IRS.

The organization’s founder, Margaret Sheehan, has more than 20 years of experience providing this care to the community, the release said, and was inspired by the founding model of the Cleveland Clinic, an organization that has endured for over 100 years. “We believe this model will provide continuity of sustainable, affordable care for people in need here in Chester County,” Sheehan said in the release. “Acupuncture has been helping individuals for thousands of years and we know the value that it brings to treatment, often having many positive long-term benefits to care and lessening the need for pharmaceuticals.”

AHA’s treatment approach can be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including neck, hip, and back pain, auto-immune conditions, allergies, stress-related conditions, side effects of medications and surgeries, and lingering effects of trauma, the release said. Often, more than one traditional Oriental medicine modality is used, combining acupuncture with other ancient, time-tested methods such as gua sha or moxibustion, or modern technologies such as auricular therapies or electrical stimulation.

During the open house, not only can guests tour the facility, but they can ask questions from practitioners and staff and see firsthand how acupuncture works and how it can have positive impacts on physical, mental, and emotional health.

With a belief in accessibility for all those who can benefit from it, AHA’s model is based on an affordability scale that aligns with each client’s needs while offering access to a highly skilled network of trained specialists. That accessibility means that AHA not only offers a safe, inviting, and peaceful facility to receive services, but the organization also integrates into the community to provide services at the point of need. Additionally, AHA will invest in the training and mentorship of practitioners so that those interested in pursuing a career in acupuncture feel empowered to do so.

For more information about this event, or to find out how you can access acupuncture and related therapies, please visit



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